- Aug 9, 2001
To be honest, I often walk though a very small strip of woodland that borders one of the fields and forms a boundary to a bridleway. I've heard a noise that sounds like a deer or large mammal scratting about in the leaf mulch and stopped to look, only to find it's a blackbird turning over the dead leaves in search of food.
If there were lots of dry leaves underfoot, then something smallish can make a LOT more noise than you would ever think feasible.
Even small animals can produce a deceptive amount of noise, causing fear among - er - me.